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Lori Reese

About Lori Reese

Lori Reese is a Marketing Copywriter with MBS. She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching in college and K-12 classrooms. In her free time, she loves reading, creative writing and playing with her three-legged cat, Boss.

Recent articles by Lori Reese

What Do Statistics Reveal About Educators and Social Media?

Posted by Lori Reese on Nov 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

There are reasons why less than half of educators surveyed use social media as a classroom tool. Cyber-bullies, worried parents and the wish to further students’ non-electronic interpersonal skills may top the list.

Statistics show some teachers also fear students’ superior aptitude with the technology. Others simply feel incompetent with ed tech.

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3 Ways a Bookstore Can Boost (or Undermine) Retention

Posted by Lori Reese on Nov 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Grades, school cost, student satisfaction: All influence student retention. Your campus bookstore — whether virtual or brick-and-mortar — has a critical impact on all three factors.

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Why Now? The Adoption Answers You Need for Faculty

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 31, 2017 5:31:00 AM

It’s a distraction, an onerous bit of red tape or just an abstract requirement that seems out-of-step with classroom reality: Your earnest early-adoption notice ends up deleted, routed to junk mail or ignored because faculty don’t understand why you’re sending requests out so early.  If you want teachers to cooperate with the official bookstore schedule, it’s critical to anticipate their questions, understand confusion and offer succinct, concrete answers.

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Is Your Administration Cutting Costs or Creating Them?

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 27, 2017 5:30:00 AM

“People in those staff jobs have it made,” my friend said, rolling her eyes. “They get paid really well and do nothing.

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Blink, Laugh, Share, Forget

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Those four words capture Generation Z in a nutshell, according to marketing consultancy The Future Company. The age group born between 1995 and 2015 will comprise more than a third of the US population by 2020.

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Is Apple® Slacking Off in the Classroom?

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The hardware costs more, the apps are neither free nor teacher-tested and the most popular education item lacks a keyboard. Now that Microsoft® and Google® have kicked up efforts to capture the K–12 market, what — if anything — is Apple doing to compete?

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The Business Academic Disconnect

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 20, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As today’s students look for greater financial return on education, administrators must wake up to a harsh reality: Business leaders think schools offer dismal preparation for jobs. Even the most stellar graduates may struggle in the workplace if curricula fail to reflect corporate expectations.

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5 Ways to Make Meetings Work

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Meetings, meetings, meetings: ‘Tis the season in the land of academia for get-togethers, end-of-term finalizations, and endless confabs about all that stuff you must resolve before faculty are buried in prep for finals.

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3 Ways You Need to Reach Faculty About Adoptions

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

In my first week at MBS, I told a colleague something about faculty book adoptions that stunned him. He was writing a blog about why it’s essential for administrators to ensure teachers get adoptions in early.

“Impossible,” I said.

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7 Ways You Need to Spotlight Students' Bottom Line

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Winning the heart of today’s student means showing you care about the two things: money and career.

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